Undergraduate Research Initiative

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What are your research resolutions for 2021? 

Happy new year and welcome back to winter term!  Whatever your undergraduate research goals are for this term, URI can help! Check out our events calendar or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay on top of upcoming opportunities & deadlines! 

Upcoming funding deadlines for summer research
Winter term is funding application season for summer research, and many deadlines are fast approaching! Please note the following deadlines for URI-administered programs:

Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (deadline Feb 3, 2021)
The Alberta Innovates Summer Research Studentship (SRS) supports undergraduate research in health & medical sciences, as well as priority areas in health innovation (e.g. digital health, data-enabled health transformation, health innovation & technology acceleration).  Check out the SRS website, or register for an upcoming applicant information session to learn more!
URI Stipend (deadline Feb 25, 2021)
The URI Stipend supports interdisciplinary undergraduate research. Applications are open to students in all disciplines and any year of study.  Targeted funding is also available for projects in areas such as campus sustainability, energy systems, Ukrainian Studies, and more. Learn more.
More upcoming opportunities for undergraduate researchers

Learn how to write an undergraduate research abstract (Jan 13 or 19, 2021)

Whether you’re applying for funding for your research, publishing your work, or presenting at a conference, putting your best foot forward starts with a strong research abstract. In this seminar, you'll learn what information is essential for a strong abstract, and how to use your abstract to generate excitement and enthusiasm for your research.

Virtual Session: Learn how to write an undergraduate research abstract 
Wednesday, January 13 (12:05-12:50 pm)
Tuesday, January 19 (4:05-4:50 pm)
Register here

Submit your abstract to present at FURCA 2021 (deadline Jan 27, 2021)

The Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA) is URI’s annual showcase of student research from across all disciplines. FURCA will take place virtually from March 9-11, 2021.  We invite abstracts from students in all disciplines who have completed any type of undergraduate research project. The deadline for abstracts is Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Learn more about FURCA and watch for updates.

Nominate your mentor for recognition (deadline Feb 5, 2021)
The URI Mentor Award is a student-nominated award recognizing faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff, who go above and beyond in support of undergraduate research.  If you’ve had a terrific undergraduate research experience, submit a nomination for your mentor by February 5, 2021.

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